Lens on the Border
Creative Resistance Through the Eyes of Borderlands Photographers
The Lens on the Border photo exhibit features vibrant images of the Southwest landscape, the people, and the communities that have been impacted by walls and would be impacted by more border walls.
The full set of photos is available to ship anywhere in the country for activists like you to host events to show these images and start conversations among our communities about the need to protect the people and natural habitats of our border region.
“Why? Why spend so much money on fear based ideas? This collection of beautiful images, tragic artifacts and historical accounts helps me to understand the unimaginable beauty, tragedy, grief and resilience of these lands and the human beings who love them.” -- from Lens on the Border guestbook
“ ¿Por qué? ¿Por qué gastar tanto dinero en ideas basadas en el miedo? Esta colección de imágenes bellas, artefactos trágicos y recuentos históricos me ayuda a entender la belleza, tragedia, dolor y resiliencia inimaginables de estas tierras y los seres humanos quienes las aman.” -- Del libro de visitas de Lentes en la Frontera.
Lens on the Border is a 24-piece two-foot by six-foot banner installation for indoor/outdoor portable display. To bring Lens on the Border to your community, or more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org (se habla español). Phone: (520) 954-7603.
Lentes en la Frontera es una exhibición de 24 lonas de dos por seis pies. Para traer la exibición a tu comunidad, o para más información conéctate con: email@example.com (se habla español). Phone: (520) 954-7603.
Things to think about:
Where: You'd need a space the size of a classroom size or larger to host this photo exhibit. A community center, church, library, local college, or similar community space are great options. All 24 of the 6-foot by 2-foot banners must be displayed together, so you’ll need a lot of wall space or some temporary dividers or cables where you can hang the banners.
When: While you can keep the photo exhibit displayed up for a few days or even a few weeks, we suggest hosting a reception on one day/evening to invite community leaders to say a few words and create fellowship among attendees. We especially want members of the U.S. Congress and their staff people to attend!
Partnerships: What organizations, nonprofits, educational institutions, or advocacy groups in the area might want to collaborate with you?
Funding: While it doesn't cost much, we suggest hosting a small reception with snacks on a certain day or evening of the photo exhibit.
U.S. Senators and U.S. Congressperson: Let us know who your members of Congress are, and we can help determine if it makes sense to invite them to the exhibit and coordinate with their offices and staff.)
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